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|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 7 May 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|12 November to 8 December 1945|
|25 December 1945 to 23 January 1946|
|1 to 19 February 1946|
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|81k||LST-946 launching at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA. 20 September 1944||Christopher Crane for his grandfather LTjg. Burle E. McMahen. USS LST-946|
|45k||USS LST-946 personnel inspection, Engineering Force, circa 14 October 1944.||Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|82k||USS LST-946 personnel inspection, Ens, Burle E. McMahen and Engineering Department, circa 14 October 1944.||Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|49k||USS LST-946 personnel inspection by Commanding Officer, LTjg. D. A. Schlarbaum, circa 14 October 1944.||Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|92k||USS LST-946 personnel inspection, Deck Force, circa 14 October 1944.||Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|71k||USS LST-946 officers, circa 14 October 1944.||Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|261k||USS LST-946 under way in San Francisco Bay after passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, circa early 1946 with
LCT-1376 on board.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79590. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|Rob Wade for Walter J. Simon MoMM2/c USS LST-946|
|40k||USS LST-946 under way, probably in San Francisco Bay, circa 1946.
Photo available for purchase from ©Nobe Smith, Atlantic Fleet Sales, Box 6202, Norfolk, VA 23508 All Rights Reserved
|Rob Wade for his grandfather Walter Crickman GM3/c USS LST-946|
|199k||USS LST-946 at anchor, date and location unknown. Note "Fort Defiance" painted on the forward Mk51 Fire Control tub. This is not an actual photo of LST-946 but a doctored US Navy standard stock photo of an LST. Note the absence of a hull number.||Rob Wade for his grandfather Walter Crickman GM3/c USS LST-946|
|01||LTjg. Schlarbaum, Donald Archie, USN||12 October 1944 - 13 June 1846|
|02||LTjg. French, Richard A., USNR||13 June 1846 - 25 June 1946|
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